It ain’t workin’ folks. The sisters-sharing-a-room thing just ain’t workin.’ Mostly because the sisters happen to be best buds who can’t seem to be in the same room without giggling with each other (especially during bedtime). Fabulous, but also not fabulous.
And I’m no sucker here. Sound the alarm, we’ve got a parenting fail in the toddler sleep routine department.
I don’t get it. We dim the lights, we speak softly, we give short baths, we read stories and we keep our entire bedtime routine confined within a 30-minute period (just like baby & toddler sleep expert Jenni June instructs us parents to do) but these tiny women of mine like to par-tay long after the lights go out. Sometimes for over an hour. The little one starts it. The big one feeds into it. And then there’s me, fighting between a nightly ritual of being a hard-a$$ and laughing my a$$ off in the hallway:
(And yes, Jenni June, I know I should have that hallway light off… but it’s the ONE thing I let them have their way… ok so maybe I am a bit of a sucker.)
But seriously: WHAT TO DO? At this point I’m considering going all hippy-dippy and trying essential oils. Somebody throw me some lavender stat.
Maybe I should start with *NOT* laughing through my authoritative parenting voice…